Monday, July 13, 2015

Hope in a Miscarriage - 12 Bible Verses

One of the first things that brought me peace was remembering that our child was never ours to begin with, he/she (one day we will know) had always belonged to God, and always would.  We as parents are given a gift to care for God's children for a short period of eternity.  However "long" that may be for...

For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord1 Samuel 1:27-28

The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”  Job 1:21

I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart. Philemon 1:12

Knowing the very fact that our child would "skip" so much pain and suffering that this world offers was perhaps the most comforting truth I could rest on!  
We cannot even fathom how much our Lord loves our children.  Yes, he loves them abundantly more than we do, and His love is PERFECT! 

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.  Psalm 139:14

So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. 
Matthew 18:14

Our precious gift, given to us for a time, is now in the arms of his/her Creator, being comforted, protected, loved, and adored.  Just as our Lord is taking care of our baby, He is reaching down to us just as well.  

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven...a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. Ecclesiastes 3:1,4 

We must take our time to mourn, and we have a Lord who will comfort us through the heartache, pulling us all the closer to Him and His mercy.

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

 For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord... Jeremiah 30:17

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. Psalm 34:18-19

And most of all, remembering that no matter how much we ache and hurt and mourn today, there is a hope of a tomorrow, when there will be no more tears and all will be well in the presence of our Savior!!! 

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. Romans 8:18

We are still working through this trial, another reminder of how much we need HIM.  I hope that you to can find a peace that only our Father can provide.

He Loves You


Update: months later as I needed these verses again, and knew of so many other tragedies around me, came part 2...